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The private room exchange
Rent to students

Although the Cologne Studierendenwerk offers as many as 5,000 dormitory places, that's still far from enough. Only one third of the applicants receive one of these cheap rooms.

Therefore the Studierendenwerk has developed the initiative "Rent to students". We accept offers for rooms and arrange contact with the landlord. The students then contact the landlord directly.

This novel initiative "Rent to students" has attracted nationwide attention.


Room wanted



Are you a student at one of the universities in Cologne and need a room or an apartment?

The initiative “Vermieten an Studierende” (“Rent to students”) has launched an online marketplace for homestay room rentals. Private individuals who wish to let a spare room or apartment to a student can advertise it here, helping students find a place to stay in Cologne.

Our private rentals platform offers shared flats, sub-let rooms in private households, dorm rooms, studio and full-size apartments, including some for temporary rent. 


Important notes

This offer is aimed exclusively at students. Studierendenwerk Kölndoes not inspect the rooms or apartments and accepts no liability for the information provided. If you are asked to transfer money to a remittance institute, an escrow service or a foreign bank, do not go through with the transaction. The same applies should you be required to pay a deposit or the first month’s rent before your rental agreement has officially started.

In such an event, please report the incidence to us; sadly, there have been attempts at scamming students in the past. We will investigate all reported cases.

Contact details / Tel 0221 94265-0

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